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NXT Watch (September 6th, 2012): The Anti Diva Collides with the Cowgirl, But Who Emerges Victorious?

Hola there, and welcome to this week’s NXT Watch extravaganza! We were off last week, as the females took a show off to make way for the crowning of the inaugural NXT Champion in Seth Rollins, but they are back in full force tonight as the final Divas rivalry of FCW before it turned into NXT returns for one night only! Two of my personal favorites of the NXT women’s division, Audrey Marie and Paige, square off in what’s sure to be a… somewhat scary situation for Audrey, because after seeing the aggression Paige has brought in the past against her, I’d be running for the hills. Of course, Audrey is a tough gal from Texas who I wish would turn heel, but for now, enjoys attempting to take down the fan favorite Anti Diva. Let’s see how things turn out, shall we?

We head to the ring with Audrey Marie’s newer western music that kind of sounds like its promoting an adult movie, but I still like it more than her other theme so thumbs up! She steps out from the back and climbs inside the ring to some nice Audrey cat calls, but any sort of celebration for Audrey is quickly overtaken by that rock anthem that belongs to our British Anti Diva, Paige! The enchanted raven haired lady makes her way out from the back as the bell sounds and a “Paige” chant breaks out. Audrey with a headlock early on, with Paige trying to fight out and finally succeeding… for a brief moment before Audrey reverts back to the hold. She flips it into a takeover, but the Anti-Diva counters into a short roll up. Finally Paige turns the hold into a top wrist lock and takes Marie down, before stepping on her hair against the referee’s wishes.

Audrey, who must hate her hair being tugged at, takes Paige down like a bull preparing to be lasso’d up, and then topples her as the two roll around the ring in some sort of violent catfight that ends with Audrey on top. From there, Marie applies a leglock and rolls it around to get the Anti Diva a little Dizzy, but it only garners a two count. She looks to capitalize on this, but before she can, Paige completely obliterates her with a monster shot to the face that may have just sent Audrey back to Texas. Paige picks Audrey up and continues the assault with a nasty clothesline, then proceeding to pick her up, let out her trademarked screech, and then drop Audrey with her finisher, the RamPaige! She hooks the leg and gets the three count, as Audrey Marie looks to fight another day.

Thoughts: I enjoyed this match. The only problem I had is that I don’t think it was very memorable outside of it being the first time we get to see Paige’s finisher on TV. Both Paige and Audrey performed really well together, and I loved the way Audrey took Paige’s shot in the corner. It looked absolutely brutal, and I truthfully still stand by that I don’t feel she gets near the credit she deserves amongst the ladies on the roster, but the match did feel a little short this week. I’m not complaining because it wasn’t like forty seconds or anything, but hmm. Sometimes two minute singles matches for the Divas don’t bother me because they don’t feel short watching them, but maybe I’ve been programmed differently with NXT because I’m so used to them getting even more time that two minutes DOES feel rather short.

Still, there wasn’t anything bad in the match by any means, but I’d love to see Paige and Audrey get to rekindle the types of showings they had in the final few weeks of FCW’s television show. They flow off each other well, and they could definitely bring more to the table, especially Audrey Marie in the aggression department because I remember Paige bringing a spark out of her in their FCW matches that I hadn’t really seen much of before aside from that great week where she went psycho on Raquel and attacked her at the interview area. Hopefully we’re treated to something bigger and better with these two in the future!

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